Miami AC will launch two adult soccer teams in 2019. Our first team will serve the purpose of developing and showcasing players that want to pursue a professional soccer career. We have professional colleagues domestic and abroad that will be actively scouting and recruiting our players.
Our reserve team will provide a pathway to the college game. We are currently recruiting players from around the world who want to come and study in the United States. Our "Miami Academic AC" will provide an ESL program and college courses through our partner institutions. This program will provide International students with an I-20 student visa which allows students to remain in the US while they are enrolled at one of out partner institutions. While studying full time, players enrolled in our program will receive high level training by college and professional coaches that will prepare them for the college game. The team will also play in a local league and play friendly games against other college programs.
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is the president of Global Soccer Academy and is heading into his 9th year as the Head Men's Soccer Coach at Johnson & Wales University. Coach Zayas recently become a scout for the US Youth National Teams, and previously assisted Puerto Rico's Women's National teams. He holds the USSF National B license. He has 15 years of high school and club experience. He was an Assistant Coach at St. Thomas University for three seasons.
He also spent three seasons as the head coach at American Heritage-Plantation High School. Where he led them to two back to back state championships, and was named "Dairy Farmer's Class 3A Coach of the Year" in 2010. In addition, was named the Broward County Coach of the Year twice (2008 and 2009). As a student athlete, he played for Barry University and St. Thomas University. Coach Phil has a proven track record of connecting student athletes with college and National Team programs.